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By SOPHIE WYLLIE
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
It was always going to be a tough race with Ewesain Bolt as the favourite.
But with Wooly Wiggins, Hogget Hoy Jessica (wooly) jumper and Rambo Redgrave also in the running, the Beachamwell Ewelympics would be an exciting competition.
As the six competitors set off over the three jumps on the village green it was between Wooly Wiggins and Jessica (wooly) jumper.
Wiggins won and second and third place went to Jessica and Fleecy Farrah respectively.
Despite the race featuring six-month-old lambs and not athletes, the event at the Beachamwell country fete near Swaffham yesterday (Sunday) attracted a lot of attention.
It was the third year in a row lamb racing had been a feature of the traditional fair - the competition was previously called the Lamb National.
Organised by sheep farmer Caroline Sanderson, from St John’s Farm, Beachamwell, she said: “It’s just fun and unusual.”
Training started a few weeks ago and the first six lambs who walked through the gate on the day competed.
There were three separate races at the fete and half the money raised from the Ewelympics will go towards the Beachamwell Memorial Hall.
The fete also included traditional games including a coconut shy and bowl for a pig.
Janet Britton, from Swaffham, said: “I love it (the Ewelympics) they should have gone round again - it was too quick. It is good fun.”
All the money raised from the fete will go towards the memorial hall and the event has raised thousands of pounds in the past few years.